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  • Exactly What to Say

  • The Magic Words for Influence and Impact
  • By: Phil M. Jones
  • Narrated by: Phil M. Jones
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,137

Often the decision between a customer choosing you over someone like you is your ability to know exactly what to say, when to say it, and how to make it count. Phil M. Jones has trained more than two million people across five continents and over 50 countries in the lost art of spoken communication. In Exactly What to Say, he delivers the tactics you need to get more of what you want.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Handful of Good Scripts

  • By A. Yoshida on 05-28-18

Verbal Jedi Mind Tricks.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-18

I've begun to use these verbal Jedi mind tricks on my co-workers and prospects with excellent results. This book is one to which I will re-listen several times. Wish it was longer, but the info is jam-packed and highly valuable.

  • Crystal Clear Communication

  • How to Explain Anything Clearly in Speech or Writing
  • By: Gary S Goodman
  • Narrated by: Gary S Goodman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
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    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

With this program, you'll have the tools, the techniques, and, just as importantly, the unflinching confidence to influence your readers and listeners decisively - both at work and at home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Useful Book

  • By eastman356 on 06-21-15

Common sense.

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-08-18

This book hs a lot of common sense tips in it. But the problem with common sense is that those who have it, know it already. As professional writer, this stuff just comes naturally. Others may find it more helpful.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Traction

  • Get a Grip on Your Business
  • By: Gino Wickman
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780

Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you? All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations: personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome system for running a business

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-17

I did not get much from this book.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-18

This is a solid book with good advice, but I'm not sure it's advice I have not heard a bunch of times before in dozens of different formats. Truthfully, I can recall a single piece of info that I took away from it that would make me want to read it again or recommend it to a friend. It's pretty basic stuff. A mixture of common sense and best practices. I don't doubt that some people might find it useful, but for me it was just, "yeah, okay..."

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Long Story Short

  • The Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Margot Leitman
  • Narrated by: Margot Leitman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 706

Did you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Storytelling teacher and champion Margot Leitman will show you how! With a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, this guide breaks a story into concrete components with ways to improve content, structure, emotional impact, and delivery through personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An eye-opening and revealing book

  • By Forest on 07-30-16

Entertainment value: 10. Usefulness: 10.

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Reviewed: 08-26-18

I have recommended this book to so many colleagues I ought to get a commission from the publisher. This piece can help any speaker, any writer, any thinker and any listener be better at what they do.

  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,853

Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun. Enlightening. Fast Paced.

  • By W. Brooks on 01-11-18

Incredibly valuable

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-18

We make a lot of decisons every day. And often the decisions we make and actions we take are influenced by time. There is so much in this book I did not know and now have the opportunity to use in my daily life. This is a book I will likely read again and again until all of its info is inate grey matter canon. Thank you, Daniel Pink.

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,774
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,799

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By kurdis teed on 05-28-17

Ten Stars

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Reviewed: 08-04-18

I have been talking about this book with all of my friends. Recmmending it to anyone who will listen. So thoroughly enjoyable and fulfilling. Thank you, Ms. Tartt.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,152

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average at best!

  • By Roger Staggs on 09-09-18

Hooked from the first page

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Reviewed: 08-04-18

Okay, I'm a King fan. But I have to say, this audiobook kept me interested and guessing. (Great job, Will Patton.) Another satisfied reader.

0 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You

  • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,527

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Counter to all the "Passion" Career Lit

  • By Erin on 06-12-13

Solid.

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Reviewed: 08-04-18

Plenty of meat in this book. Newport backs up his thinking with plenty of data. And there's tons of great advice throughout. I will be recommending.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,782

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joanne Froggatt 💕

  • By Anonymous User on 09-06-17

It could have been a great short story

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

The plot and subject of this book would have made a great short story or a much shorter book. Unfortunately, to get it to book length involved drawing out a story that really doesnt go anywhere until the last few chapters. Loved the set-up. Enjoyed the conclusion. But I kept wishing it would just end all the way through the middle.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,892
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52,745

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Not The Martian. Just as good.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-18

The only similarity between this new book by Weir and his smash hit, The Martian, is that in both, characters are in danger of dying in the vacuum of space on several occasions. This is a cooler tale, with more (and more interesting) characters and less of an odyssey. I dug it. Will Weir's next book feature space suits? I wait patiently to find out.